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The Origin and Official History of the Thirteenth (13th) Battalion of Infantry and a Description of the Work of the Early Militia of the Niagara Peninsula in the War of 1812 and the Rebellion of 1837
Hamilton, Ontario: E.L. Ruddy. Hardcover. 88 pages plus 40 pages of glorious vintage ads, primarily for businesses in Hamilton and vicinity - our two favourites being the full-page ad for Labatt's Ales and Porter, and the quarter-page ad for J. Hoodless & Son which features photos of John Hoodless and the late Jos. Hoodless. Neatly handwritten inscription dated Christmas 1899 indicates this copy was presented to Captain A.A. Booker 'With the compliments of Lieut-Colonel McLaren and Officers". Presumably A.A. Booker was a descendant of Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Booker who commanded the Battalion from 1865-1866 when it took part in the Battle of Ridgeway. A full-page photographic portrait of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry McLaren appears on page thirteen. Includes list of officers and the dates of the official gazettes concerning them, and a Record of Rifle Shooting from 1863 to 1899 inclusive. Printed upon coated stock. Marbled endpapers. Handsome bright gilt adornment and lettering upon front board. Usual library markings. Above-average external wear. Hinges and backstrip secured with tape. A worthy association copy of this important work. . Fair. 1899. First Edition.
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